20 September 2023 – The Hindu Newspaper Analysis

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Prelims specific questions

Consider the following statements regarding Harappan technology and crafts:

  1. Harappans used only iron to make weapons.
  2. Harappans practiced boatmaking.
  3. Harappans were aware of potter’s wheel.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    (a) 1 and 2 only
    (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 1 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3

Madanna and Akhanna, the two bothers and prominent statesman during the seventeenth century rose to prominence under the
(a) Bijapur Sultanate
(b) Golconda Sultanate
(c) Nizam Shahi of Ahmednagar

(d) Maratha Kingdom

With reference to the later Vedic period, which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) King maintained a standing army.
(b) The society came to be divided into four varnas.
(c) The grant of land as sacrificial fee is not well established in the later Vedic period.
(d) Sacrifices and performing rituals became dominant mode of worshipping the gods.

Prelims Specific News Items

Game changing initiatives for Farmers by Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched three initiatives, namely the Kisan Rin Portal (KRP),

KCC Ghar Ghar Abhiyaan, an ambitious campaign aiming to extend the benefits of the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme to every farmer across the nation

and a manual on Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS).

These initiatives aim to revolutionize agriculture, enhance financial inclusion, optimize data utilization, and improve the lives of farmers across the nation.

Kisan Rin Portal (KRP)

Developed collaboratively by MoA&FW, the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAH&D), Department of Fisheries (DoF), RBI, and NABARD, KRP is poised to revolutionize access to credit services under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC).

It will also assist farmers in availing subsidized agriculture credit through the Modified Interest Subvention Scheme (MISS).

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